In the summer of 2013, Cheri Smith Junker was out fishing when she was attacked by a swarm of bees. That unfortunate accident resulted in a major back injury. Without any insurance, a surgery in the United States was simply unaffordable. After doing some research, Cheri decided to get on a plane to Celaya, Mexico for lumbar fusion surgery.
Today, Cheri is retired after running a commercial landscape company. She’s very active and regularly enjoys golf, fishing, horseshoe pitching and bowling. On this episode, Cheri tells of her terrific story of traveling to Mexico for a medical procedure. She is a perfect example of someone who had a need and found her answer by traveling to get the procedure for only a fraction of the cost.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- The shocking cost for Cheri to have surgery in the US
- How Cheri was treated when she landed in Mexico
- Traveling tips when having a back problem
- The hospital accommodations where Cheri received a Five Star treatment
- The additional recovery spa & services Cheri received as part of the treatment
The Onwards Medical Breakthrough
Today’s onwards breakthrough is titled: “Columbia Engineers Grow Functional Human Cartilage in Lab.” Researchers in Columbia Engineering announced that they’ve successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells that were derived from bone marrow tissue. The study demonstrates new ways to better mimic the complexity of tissue development, regeneration and diseases.
You can learn more about this discovery at this link.